Sometimes Persistence Doesn’t Pay Off

Sometimes Persistence Doesn’t Pay Off

I’ve had the chance to sit down recently for some intensive mentoring sessions recently with seasoned entrepreneur Zappos CEO Tony Hsieh and his close business collaborator and co-founder of their corporate consulting firm, Delivering Happiness,  Jenn Lim.  They shared with me ten vital, hard-won lessons that they’ve learned while helping dozens of other businesses, from Facebook to Audi adopt the methods that helped turn Zappos into a multi-billion dollar company. I wrote about the last one here. This week, I share a new one. (more…)

How Mentoring Augments the Entrepreneurial Journey

How Mentoring Augments the Entrepreneurial Journey

Bill Gates. Henry Ford. Steve Jobs. Elon Musk. Tony Hsieh.

As entrepreneurs, we find their stories equally inspiring and intimidating. Like every other business owner with a dream, they started at the bottom. So how did they get to the top?  The answer: they had help from people who’d been there before — mentors they trusted to show them the ropes, answer the questions and guide them towards the right decisions. (more…)

3 Top Entrepreneurial Lessons from Tony Hsieh & Jenn Lim

3 Top Entrepreneurial Lessons from Tony Hsieh & Jenn Lim

Working with Zappos.com CEO Tony Hsieh and his valued advisor and Delivering Happiness co-founder Jenn Lim on radical mentoring sessions has been a wild ride, and I’ve learned more than I ever thought possible. One thing that Tony and Jenn shared with me is their list of 10 Lessons Learned that they wish they had figured out earlier on. I’d like to share three of those lessons with you now:

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Digital Media Advertising is the New Wild West

Digital Media Advertising is the New Wild West

Mad Men’s Don Draper would hardly recognize the advertising landscape today. The print and television campaigns he specialized in are quickly losing prominence thanks to the growth of digital marketing and social media. It’s probably for the best that Sterling-Cooper-Draper-Price aren’t a real agency; their name is a bit too unwieldy to fit in a hashtag. Advertising outfits these days need to be adept crafting their message for a digital market. (more…)

Looking for a Great Way to Build Your List?

Looking for a Great Way to Build Your List?

How would you like to be able to add to your business database and create a win-win-win situation at the same time?

How would you like to be able to do that at no cost to yourself, while giving added value to the people already on your list?

And how would you like to strengthen your relationships with potential joint venture and referral partners at the very same time? (more…)

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